Sanjay Shah is the CEO of Solo Capital. It is an international boutique financial services company which has its headquarters in London, England; and regulated in the United Kingdom. It was incorporated in 2011, and is also known as Solo Capital Limited and Solo Capital UK. He did not start out as a businessperson. He went to King’s College to pursue medicine, but decided against it and instead became an accountant. His first job was at Marril Lynch. He has also worked at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, ING and the Dutch bank Rabobank, when a financial crisis in 2003 brought an end to his career as head of training.
Nikhil, Shah and Usha’s son could not hold down food. When he was taken to hospital in Dubai, was put on a drip, and the doctors suggested that they take their son to a child psychologist to see if he had a behavioral disorder like autism or attention deficit disorder (ADHD). They took Nikhil to a child psychologist at Portland Hospital (one of London’s top women and children’s private hospitals) who confirmed that his food allergies were consistent with autism. When they returned to Dubai, The Dubai Autism Centre told them that Nikhil would not receive treatment until five years were up, because there was a very long waiting list. Shah could afford three full-time therapists to take care of his son on rotation.
Due to his medical background, Shah is more interested in finding the causes of autism, in addition to helping families with autistic children, which is why he founded Autism Rocks. This organization was formed, because as a trustee on the board of the Autism Research Trust, he could not over-step its mandate, but with his charity organization, he could organize concerts to generate donations and raise autism awareness.
While at the university, Shah spent lots of time and effort as a deejay running night clubs during the week, and it is this experience that enabled him to partner with Done Events in Dubai (his new business venture) thus organizing a Jazz festival called Blended; which took place on a weekend in May and targeted the over 40 demographic. This was after his idea to have a reggae festival was turned down.
At the moment, Sanjay Shah still supports the Autism Rocks Foundation and organizes many concerts to help children from all over the world and to create awareness and promote research on the same.
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